SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS ILLUSTRIOUS SCHOOL OF WRESTLING NOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC!
The AWA (Africa Wrestling Alliance) has officially opened its doors to you! We are welcoming all those that have aspired to physical greatness. Whether your darkest deepest desires have been to be moulded as a high-flying, hip-tossing wrestler, or something more conventional such as a top-performing rugby player, gymnast or bodybuilder, the AWA School delivers the knowledge gained from its 23 years of experience. Bookkeepers, librarians, meat packers or train drivers, we don’t discriminate. If you’re just a regular guy or girl, don’t hesitate to contact us so that together we can make your dreams come true at the AWA Wrestling’s TRAINING school.

BECOME A NAME IN THE BIG WORLD OF WRESTLING LIKE SA`S FAVORITES LIKE JAN WILKINS; TARZAN JACOBS; DANIE VOGUS AND MANY MORE LOCAL STARS!
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON ON THE TRAINING MAT! CONTACT: SHAUN KOEN ON 082 456-0792 OR ON TRAINING@AWFWRESTLE.COM

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8th August 2014 NEXT “HOUSE OF PAIN”!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 27 - 2014

AFRICA WRESTLING PROUD PRESENTS HOUSE OF PAIN 8TH AUGUST 2014
Why should you care? Well, the AWA House of Pain event is one of the largest wrestling shows in South Africa and we’d like to celebrate this fact by rewarding our fans with a star-studded line-up and the best grappling in the land. So here it is, the AWA’s usual brand of chaos in raw format.

TAG BOUT DEBUTS NEW BRAWLERS
The School of Hard Knocks has churned out two more up-and-comers, in the shape of The Prince and Falcon. They have teamed up with AWA stalwart, Miss Gorgeous, and will be facing the more seasoned alliance of Max the Body, El Marco and Little Hillbilly. Will experience outweigh exuberance? Or will the young pups overcome the complacent veterans?

SA CRUISERWEIGHT CHALLENGE
The gauntlet was recently thrown at the feet of current Cruiserweight Champ, Johnny Palazzio by the man on an enviable winning streak, Mr Money. The Kwazulu Natal local has had a tremendous run of successes overcoming some exceptionally skilled fighters in the process. Will his luck have any effect on the Italian’s more maverick approach to wrestling or will Palazzio prevail once again.

NUMBER ONE CONTENDER
The quest for Cruiserweight gold doesn’t stop with these two. Vinnie Vegas will be facing Ed Electric for the esteemed honour of being next in line to contend for the title. These are two established AWA mat masters, well-rounded and hungry for a win. Vinnie arguably wants it more having just lost the title to Palazzio but you can’t count either one out till the bell tolls.

BIG MYSTERY MATCH-UP
In a fit of overconfidence the Missing Link, all new Africa Heavyweight Champion, has put out an open challenge to anyone and everyone at the AWA. His opponent has been chosen but will only be announced on the night of the bout so don’t miss the reveal. The only question now is will the Link be missing his shiny new belt at the end of the night.

A FITTING FINALE, THE CARS INCORPORATED BATTLE ROYALE
It’s our biggest bout of the night and one of the largest Battle Royales that the AWA has had the privilege of hosting in recent years. A whopping 23 wrestlers will enter the ring with only the last man standing to win the Cars Incorporated Battle Royale trophy as well as the Golden Ticket that allows them to challenge anyone for any title in any sort of match.

TICKETS: R80 Ringside, R50 Unreserved | GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 082 456-0792

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Ramadan Kareem from AWA

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 26 - 2014

To all our Muslim fans and clients, may every year find you in good health!

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Join the AWA Training Camp!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 2 - 2014

THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS IS NOW ACCEPTING ADMISSIONS

The AWA training centre has thrown open its doors to all over the age of 16 years old. ‘We don’t discriminate, we take anyone and everyone in,’ says Shaun Koen, founder of the Africa Wrestling Alliance. It’s true. The organization welcomes both boys and girls, men and women, any colour or religion. ‘The benefits of our style of training are numerous; you don’t need to aspire to be one of our athletes in order to train.’

With its boot-camp style of fitness, members of the AWA Training School receive excellent cardiovascular training in combination with learning the basics of grappling, which is a form of self defense. Wrestling is also a great team sport, so serves as a nurturing environment high in camaraderie and teamwork. ‘It’s like being part of a new family,’ adds Shaun. Sure, if a somewhat overactive one. In truth, despite the high-impact, no holds-barred aesthetic, the reality about wrestling training is that it’s really just good clean fun.

Something for the ladies – The AWA recently opened up an exclusive ‘Diva’ division, targeting like-minded women who would like to cultivate their skills in the ring. Again, levels of aspiration are dependent on the athlete and what goals they have in the realm of wrestling.

Toughening up – Are you an ex-rugby player, gymnast or body builder? Maybe your sporting career has been more intense? Looking to try something new? Maybe take your body to a new limit or your fitness in a new direction. Do you think you have what it takes to be a fully-fledged wrestler?

No experience needed. We can train from a grassroots level all the way to professional if you are committed to the journey.

If you would like to join the AWA School of Hard Knocks training camp, contact us at trainingct@awfwrestle.com or 082 456 0792 (office hours) and we’ll set you down the path to wrestling glory and physical fitness.

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All the House of Pain events for 2014

Posted by Africa Wrestling On March - 11 - 2014

Book these dates into your diary for the best the AWA has to offer! If you want to witness the finest wrestling action in the land, don’t miss out on the AWA flagship!

General enquiries: 082 456-0792

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Amateur Wrestling

Posted by Africa Wrestling On February - 10 - 2014

Future champions? Get started on your road to wrestling glory right here, at the Goodwood Amateur Wrestling Club, Goodwood Civic Centre. Every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6pm till 8pm, young hopefuls from 5 years old and upwards will be able to learn the basics of amateur wrestling. For years now, the Goodwood school has been training little athletes from a grassroots level into fully fledged wrestling talents adept at handling themselves on the mat. From here they’ll be able to upgrade to the AWA School of Hard Knocks if they want to follow in the steps of their AWA heroes. Remember, like in any good sport, a strong foundation is essential to becoming a professional so don’t miss out on this fundamental step.
If you’re interested contact Simon Abrahams at 084 246 2464


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Upcoming AWA Events

Posted by Africa Wrestling On February - 3 - 2014

The AWA is starting off 2014 with a bang. Here are six opportunities to see your favourite local wrestlers tear up the squared circle! Don’t miss out.

Contact us at 082 456 0792 for further information

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First Royal Rumble gallery is in!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 12 - 2013

We salute Nelson Mandela

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 12 - 2013

The AWA are fiercely patriotic, so naturally it saddens us greatly to lose this great man, an icon of freedom and indeed our land. But we will continue to celebrate his fighting spirit.

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David Finlay out for SA Gold!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On November - 24 - 2013

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Young David Finlay, son of Dave ‘Fit’ Finlay made his debut in Germany in 2012. He is a three time Georgia State qualifying amateur wrestler, and himself a fourth generation professional wrestler. Young Finlay found himself in Cape Town doing missionary work during his gap year, when his father, ‘Fit’ Finlay quick about locating the country’s finest wrestling organisation and getting his son involved. You might know of Dave ‘Fit’ Finlay’s other successes such as his current position as producer of WWE. He is also a trainer and of course acclaimed professional wrestler with longstanding careers in WCW and WWE. And so it was his call to the AWA that led to David’s enrolment at the School of Hard Knocks. After four months of hard graft, David has graduated to AWA’s competition level, and will be forced to prove his mettle in an elimination style fight against three of the organisation’s hardest hitters. Enter Max ‘The Body’, Johnny Palazzio and the title-holder, Vinnie Vegas. Finlay leaves South Africa two days after the House of Pain. Will he be leaving with the SA Cruiserweight Title around his waist?

Tickets are available at the door. UNRESERVED: R40 RESERVED: R80
All bookings and enquiries, contact Shaun at 082 456-0792

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Royal Rumble 5th Dec 2013

Posted by Africa Wrestling On November - 4 - 2013

“24 men enter the squared circle. Only one will emerge victorious!”

Don’t miss out on this epic and ultimate battle of 2013, as the Africa Wrestling Alliance closes the curtain with the biggest House of Pain event of the year!

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